That was after the 2011-12 season and it certainly seems longer than that after all the changes that have happened with the Canadiens since then.
“It’s a team concept,” Therrien said about banning the celebration. “You have to respect the game, the other team and the fans. The way we decided to celebrate this year is to salute the fans because they deserve it.”
The 2012-13 season didn’t start until Jan. 19 because of a lockout and was limited to 48 games. Subban had just signed a two-year, US$5.75-million bridge contract, betting on himself. He responded by posting 11-27-38 totals in 42 games as the Canadiens finished second in the overall NHL standings with a 29-14-5 record before being upset by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the playoffs. Subban won the Norris Trophy that season as the NHL’s top defenceman.